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Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Folk


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"Scene Report: Austin"

These adorable girls win the award for “Bravest Band of the Night.” Right smack in the middle of a hardcore show, they got up on stage and played a quiet folk music set — and everyone loved it! This is exactly the kind of show I encourage everyone to throw: bands of all different types and genres sharing the stage, and finding a way to appreciate each other’s music. Villette is a pretty new band, and still working their way into the scene, but I could see them becoming local folk/indie favorites in the years to come! - Sarah Saturday from


Villette - EP
Across the Sea - single



It all started late one summer's night in Glen Rose, Texas. These four sister-cousins - Courtney Leigh, Erin Michelle, Emily Taylor and Katie Morgan - had always been interested in song-writing. Each of them, in one way or another, were involved in music, theatre, writing, film and drawing. On this particular night, however, the whole family was in town, and there wasn't enough room in the house for everyone to have a bed. Armed with coffee, a guitar, a cello and a tambourine, the four sister-cousins traipsed out to the RV parked on the front lawn to write their first song, Across the Sea.

There was a lot of giggling, some pouting, some temper tantrums, and an overall air of excitement, but by the time the birds began chirping in the morning, Villette had been born.

The four sister-cousins derived inspiration from all sorts of artistic and creative influences, from music, from art, from film, from literature, from life, but some of those influences began to surface more readily than others - Eisley, Remedios Varo, Johnny Flynn, Charlotte Bronte, Greek Mythology - until a certain sound began to emerge in each of their songs. Combining the simplistic proclivities of folk with a penchant for grandiose vocals, Villette's strengths lie in story-based lyrics backed by the warms strings of cello and guitar, some delicate percussion, and provocative, lilting harmonies. Each of their songs tells a story, yet each of their songs possesses a dark strain of other-worldly lyricism.

On stage, although each of them brings a different presence to the melange, it is obvious that these sister-cousins are not only family but friends, and they have stories to share with you.